ETH STD 250: Asian American History

Quick Links

1.  Ethnic Studies Library

2.  Read an introduction to the campus libraries for graduate students.

3.  Set up your computer for off campus access to library databases.

4.  Need a map of the campus libraries

5.  Each library has its own hours.  Click on the calendar for each library to view a month at a time.

6.  Floor plans for Doe, Moffitt and Main Stacks.

Keywords - Brainstorming

Developing appropriate keywords/search terms is an essential part of research.  First, break your topic into components.  Develop a list of synonyms and alternative terminology for each component.  Think about broader and narrower concepts and word variants.  What words can you exclude?

Topic: Image of African American Women in Advertising

image(s) or stereotyp(es)(ing) or depict(ion) or portray(al)...

african american(s) or black(s) or minorit(y)(ies)

women or gender

advertis(e)(ing) or media

Remember to be creative with your terminology!  More examples:

people of color and environmental activism*
environmental justice
environmental justice and hazardous waste*
environmental equity
environmental discrimination
environmental racism
environmental injustice

Brainstorming Academic Disciplines

Example:

Topic:  Image of African American women in advertising

potentially relevant disciplines:

African American Studies
Gender and Women's Studies
Ethnic Studies
Media Studies
Psychology
Sociology
Business
etc.

 

Bibliographies

Last Update: February 25, 2014 11:24